“Team Sports Boost Life Satisfaction, says London School of Economics”

“People who are still choosing which sport to take up this January should pick something that involves a team, a new study suggests. Researchers from the London School of Economics found that by playing sport in a team participants not only gain the health benefits of exercise, but can boost long-term happiness. In the study of 459 athletes those in teams reported being [...]

By | 2017-08-16T08:29:33+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Health, Lifestyle, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on “Team Sports Boost Life Satisfaction, says London School of Economics”

The 7 Secret Traits Of Enduring Champions

“I am amazed and heartened by the responses I have received from all over the world to my recent article, “Why You Should Fill Your Company With ‘Athletes’.” Clearly the world contains a lot of champion “athletes” and champion thinkers, whether or not they are involved in competitive sports. The discussions the article has spurred [...]

By | 2017-08-03T09:10:35+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 7 Secret Traits Of Enduring Champions

“4 Differences Between Indoor and Beach Volleyball”–Shannon Fiack

“Thinking of switching surfaces this summer? If volleyball is your game, try changing your environment while still playing a sport you love. Before you trade in the hard court for the hot sand, here are four things to keep in mind as you transition from indoor volleyball to the beach. Beach Volleyball Beginner Tip #1: [...]

By | 2017-07-13T09:39:12+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Beach, Learning the Game, Lifestyle|Comments Off on “4 Differences Between Indoor and Beach Volleyball”–Shannon Fiack

Community-minded Coach, Todd Shea, joins SoCal VBC Santa Barbara!

          Local coach Todd Shea is joining our stellar SoCal Volleyball Club Santa Barbara staff. Todd has success playing and coaching teams from novice to the college level. With an approachable and fun coaching style, he drives athletes to achieve change and results. Todd believes that the keys to success lie [...]

By | 2017-06-22T09:29:43+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|New Coach, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on Community-minded Coach, Todd Shea, joins SoCal VBC Santa Barbara!

“10 Muscle Groups Every Volleyball Player Must Stretch”–Aaron Brock MS, ATC

"As the Head Athletic Trainer for the Men's Olympic Volleyball Team it's my job to make certain that the athletes remain healthy and limber for competition. Tight muscles can lead to poor performance and injury and increasing flexibility can help to improve these conditions. Stretching comes in many forms but for now we're just going [...]

By | 2017-06-12T12:28:21+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Health, Lifestyle|Comments Off on “10 Muscle Groups Every Volleyball Player Must Stretch”–Aaron Brock MS, ATC

“FIVB Testing Revolutionary Volleyball Rule in 2017!”

It seems that 2017 will be a revolutionary year for volleyball! Media from around the globe reported that the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) plans to introduce several new rules in 2017 of which two are already set for later this year. Several coaches, including Brazilian José Roberto Guimarães ‘Zé Roberto’, Americans Karch Kiraly and Hugh McCutcheon and Italian Giovanni [...]

By | 2017-06-06T13:56:03+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Learning the Game, Newsletter|Comments Off on “FIVB Testing Revolutionary Volleyball Rule in 2017!”

“The Healthiest Way to Improve Your Sleep: Exercise” –Sandee LaMotte

“If you’re one of the third of all Americans who suffer from insomnia — roughly 108 million of us — put away your sleeping pills. Science has a much safer solution. “There has been more and more research in the last decade showing exercise can reduce insomnia,” Rush University clinical psychologist Kelly Glazer Baron [...]

By | 2017-06-06T08:43:17+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Health, Lifestyle|Comments Off on “The Healthiest Way to Improve Your Sleep: Exercise” –Sandee LaMotte

“5 Critical Reasons Your Child Should Play Team Sports”-Brandon Capaletti

The competitive nature and intense pressure that often comes with team sports may make parents think twice about allowing their children to take part. Before you completely write off team sports, though, consider the many social, psychological and academic benefits that can be enjoyed just by taking part in a sport as a member of the [...]

By | 2017-06-02T10:13:36+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Health, Lifestyle, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on “5 Critical Reasons Your Child Should Play Team Sports”-Brandon Capaletti

Professional Player and Vanguard Graduate, Sarah McKinny, Joins Santa Barbara SoCal Staff

SoCal Santa Barbara is proud to announce a new addition to the coaching staff! Here's a warm welcome to Sarah McKinny!   ●      B.A in Business Marketing with minor in Psychology, Vanguard University of Southern California ●      Graduate and former athlete at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA.  ●    [...]

By | 2017-05-25T10:49:28+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Learning the Game, New Coach, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on Professional Player and Vanguard Graduate, Sarah McKinny, Joins Santa Barbara SoCal Staff

This Week at SoCal Santa Barbara with Megan – 5/17/17

Hi All, Megan here with This Week at SoCal! 13-Sarah had a great tournament, going 3-0 as the third seed. The girls went down in their first two matches but battled back to win both in three and then finished with a two set win. Way to go girls, on to the Finals in June! [...]

By | 2017-05-24T08:32:38+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Lifestyle, The SoCal Way, This Week at SoCal, Travel|Comments Off on This Week at SoCal Santa Barbara with Megan – 5/17/17